Junior Rifle / Junior
The 2018 VFW/NRA Winning Junior
Rifle Team Article
(sixth year in a row)
See the photos from the Junior Rifle 2017 Christmas Party
and Shoot here
Results and Scrapbook
Junior Rifle Christmas Shoot/Party Photos
Junior Rifle program is a fun, coed activity that
always puts safety first. Our objective is to teach
youth the proper and responsible use of firearms,
with emphasis on position rifle shooting and competition.
Shooting is one of the few sports where boys and girls
openly compete against each other. Coaches Don Szlezyngier,
Rich Franke, Tom Sullivan, Dave Duey, Dave Carbery
and Corey Salo strive to bring out the best in all
shooters, helping them from the basics through state
and national competitions.
weekly sessions, shooters practice four positions (prone,
sitting, kneeling and standing) to obtain scores for
the NRA Marksmanship Qualification program. Shooters
work their way through the positions and earn medals
as their ability increases. All equipment is provided
at no charge, including rifles for beginning shooters.
The only thing a junior needs is desire and ammunition,
which is available for a nominal fee.
Additionally, once a certain level of proficiency is
obtained in all positions, members can shoot in various
competitions. All competitions are divided into age
groups so the shooters compete against others of similar
ability. The DSC hosts two registered junior matches
each year, one indoor in February and one outdoor in
May. Juniors from all over the state come to DSC to
compete. Of course, our shooters are encouraged to participate.
several years, DSC's Junior Rifle program has been generously
supported by VFW Post #1794. This includes money to
buy several club rifles and accessories. Our juniors
also participate in the National VFW Postal Match series
under the sponsorship of VFW Post #1794. This is a national
competition between VFW-sponsored clubs where teams
shoot at their home range and mail in the targets for
scoring, hence the term "postal". The DSC
Junior Rifle Team was the 2003 VFW National Champions.
The DSC Junior Rifle members thank VFW Post #1794 for
their continuing support through the years.
Rifle matches are sanctioned by the National
Rifle Association, and
Michigan Rifle and Pistol Association
and USA Shooting.
SMALLBORE RIFLE RULES
PRECISION AIR RIFLE POSITION RULES
SPORTER AIR RIFLE POSITION RULES
Expert Tracking Sheet (download a copy and track
your progress to achieve the goal)
for the Distinguished Expert A-17 target
Junior Rifle Shooting Calander
DSC Junior Rifle program is always open to new shooters.
Minimum age to participate is 10 through the age of
18. If you are interested, please stop by the DSC range
building (basement) on Friday nights between 7:30 and
9:30 pm. Generally, our season runs September through
July, with August off. You can watch the team shooters
during their practice and talk to the team coaches.
All shooters are required to be members of DSC (junior
membership available for $22/year) and to complete the
NRA Basic Rifle Course, offered every February. You
can start shooting with us immediately, but when the
class is offered, you must attend. Please contact Don
Szlezyngier (586) 263-6860 or firstname.lastname@example.org for